November 13th can’t come fast enough. David Cross (Arrested Development) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) reunite with Netflix’s W/ Bob & David, a comedy sketch show that harkens back to arguably the duo’s greatest work. Between 1995 to 1998 the two worked on Mr. Show with Bob and David, which has has not aged in the slightest since it debuted 20 years ago.
Watch the first W/ Bob & David clip after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Several years ago we reported on a Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combined vampires, zombies, and aliens. Jonah Hill was originally set to direct, and then Robbie Pickering. A promising cast (including Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt) was assembled, and then the updates slowed down and eventually the project fell off our radar completely.
But it’s back now, in finished form under a new title: Freaks of Nature. And it’s hitting theaters in just two weeks, so Sony has finally put out a first trailer. Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, and Denis Leary star. Watch the Freaks of Nature red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
No one is a bigger David Cross fan than Netflix. The streaming service revived Arrested Development back in 2013, and now it’s bringing back his ’90s sketch comedy series Mr. Show. Well, sort of. W/ Bob & David is technically an entirely different series, but seeing as it reunites Cross and Bob Odenkirk for more sketch comedy goodness, it should appeal to the same comedy nerds who’ve been gushing about Mr. Show for the past 20 years. Watch the W/ Bob & David trailer after the jump. Read More »
Mr. Show With Bob and David was a terrific sketch comedy show that flew slightly under the radar when it originally aired from 1995 to 1998, thanks to the fact that it was on HBO well before the “peak TV” era had begun, before everyone knew all about new HBO shows months in advance of their premiere. The show starred David Cross and Bob Odenkirk in a mixture of live on stage bits and pre-taped sketches,
Now Bob and David are back together, with many of those cast members returning and some new people to spice things up. Their new show, W/ Bob & David (that’s how it is spelled in the teaser, anyway) is on Netflix, and has just been announced for a November 13 premiere. The first teaser for the series is out now, and you can watch it below. With Bob and David teaser. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
In a world of kid-friendly CG animations, Hell and Back stands out as an R-rated, stop-motion endeavor. T.J. Miller and Nick Swardson lead the irreverent voice cast as Augie and Remy, who must journey into the underworld to rescue their buddy Curt (Rob Riggle).
Once there, they encounter all manner of colorful characters including a devious demon voiced by Mila Kunis, a sexy angel voiced by Susan Sarandon, and the Devil himself, voiced by Bob Odenkirk. Danny McBride, Michael Peña, and Jennifer Coolidge also lend their voices to the project. Watch the Hell and Back red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
Better Call Saul surprised a lot of people in 2014. How could a spin-off prequel show featuring a side character from a TV show, even one as excellent as Breaking Bad, tell a viable story? Creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, with Bob Odenkirk to play Jimmy McGill, showed everyone how to do it, and Better Call Saul became a hit with audiences and critics alike, scoring seven Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
The producers are bringing the show to AMC’s panels at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, and we’ll likely have more news from that later today. For now we’ve got two Better Call Saul S2 first-look photos (one featuring creators Gilligan and Gould) taken from the set of the show as it films in Albuquerque, NM. Read More »
There are far too many great talents who have left us all too soon. Fame can be hard to tame, and its satisfaction can sometimes only last so long until you’re looking for other outlets, like drugs or alcohol, to keep that emotional and mental high going. Such was the success and ultimate tragedy of Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley.
Now the life and legacy of the late comedy star is examined in a new documentary called I Am Chris Farley, featuring interviews with those who knew him best. Fellow SNL stars like Mike Myers and Adam Sandler chime in, comedians like Bob Odenkirk and Bob Saget reminisce, and his best friend and frequent co-star David Spade has plenty to say too. If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two.
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Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Though Robin Williams was known mostly for his comedic work, he was a versatile actor who could also tap into his dramatic range to moving effect. That’s the side on display in the first trailer for Boulevard, his final onscreen performance.
Williams plays Nolan, who on the surface seems to be doing just fine. He has a decent, well-paying job, and a peaceful marriage with a nice woman named Joy (Kathy Baker). Secretly, however, Nolan is struggling with being gay. His issues come bubbling up after he makes an impulsive decision to pick up a young street hustler (Roberto Aguire).
Dito Montiel directed, and Bob Odenkirk co-stars as Nolan’s best friend. Watch the Boulevard trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Before they were Saul Goodman and Tobias Funke, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross co-created one of the funniest shows ever. It was called Mr. Show (or, more fully, Mr. Show With Bob and David) and it ran four seasons on HBO, from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Show helped give the comedians a huge cult following and major pop culture cachet. Since then, each has gone off on their own, becoming very successful in different ways. Now they’re coming back together.
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have just sold a brand new sketch comedy series called With Bob and David to Netflix. It’s just started production and will consist of four half hour episodes and a one hour “making of.” There’s more on this pseudo-Mr Show reunion below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman will be returning to TV this winter in Better Call Saul, as will everyone’s favorite no-nonsense fixer Mike Ehrmentraut. But don’t look for Walter White or Jesse Pinkman to join them anytime soon.
Executive producer Peter Gould has confirmed that Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not be in Season 1 of the spinoff series. After the jump, find out why — and get a good long look at the characters we will be seeing, in the form of a Better Call Saul extended trailer. Read More »